Larry Gene Dockins

April 17, 1939 – January 4, 2023


TORRINGTON – Larry Gene Dockins, 83, gained his angel wings Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2023, at the Torrington Community Hospital, surrounded by his family. A memorial service, with full military honors, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Lifeway church in Torrington with Pastor Marty Rostad officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Colyer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements and friends may send their condolences to the family at

Larry was born April 17, 1939, in Adam, Kansas the son of Almos and June (Miller) Dockins. He was married to his loving wife, Carolyn (Smith), for 42 years. The couple resided in Torrington where they shared the joy of their grandkids and great grandkids.

Larry entered the military life in 1962 and retired as a Sargent Major after 28 years with the Army National Guard. He enjoyed spending time with his family, bowling, fishing, drinking coffee and playing poker.

Survivors include his wife Carolyn Dockins of Torrington; sons, Kenneth (Rosie) Dockins of Warden, Washington, Robert (Sandra) Dockins of Cheyenne and Russell (Bobbi) Dockins of Torrington; daughters, Kimberly (Donald) Nash of Torrington, Mary Kinsel of Henderson Nevada, and Angie Edmunds of Henderson Nevada; brother Warren (Kathy) Dockins of Nevada and sister Jeanine Cheesebrew of Kentucky; 17 grandkids and 20 great-grandkids.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters, Phyllis Choate and Shery Dockins; son Scott Greathouse and grandson Kolten Aberle.